BRATTLEBORO — Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery in Brattleboro opened its outdoor areas last week.

The restaurant had its “sneak peek” opening July 4. The restaurant opened its bar and upper deck dining and roughly two-thirds of its menu.

Timothy M. Brady, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Amy L. and David Hiler, said they are still renovating the restaurant’s first floor and lower deck. He expects it to open in four to six weeks, and said the brewery should start brewing in September.

“We just wanted to take advantage of the nice weather and open up the deck,” Brady said.

Brady said the restaurant’s menu would focus grilled food and small plate items.

The building is at the junction of the Connecticut and Whetstone rivers, the location of the former Riverview Cafe.

The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 5 p.m. to close. Brady said it is about two weeks away from being open for lunch.